Pierre Thomas, formerly of the New Orleans Saints, signed with the Washington Redskins on Friday.
Sorry, New Orleans Saints fans. The Black and Gold will not be bringing back Pierre Thomas (I saw some of you calling for it on social media) in the absence of injured running back Mark Ingram. The Saints fan favorite and long-time running back in the Big Easy signed with the Washington Redskins on Friday.
The Saints parted ways with Pierre Thomas this past offseason, and surprisingly, the “PT Cruiser” remained a free agent until the San Francisco 49ers picked him up for just one game earlier this year in Week 9. He carried four times for 12 yards. Washington signed Thomas after placing defensive end Stephen Paea on injured reserve, according to the NFL transactions wire.
Thomas actually got a little bit of attention from the Houston Texans during the offseason. However, neither party could come to an agreement and he remained a free agent.
Pierre Thomas went undrafted out of Illinois in 2007, soon to be picked up by New Orleans where he spent eight loyal seasons and won a Super Bowl title. From 2007-2014 in the Crescent City, Thomas accumulated 3,745 rushing yards and 2,608 receiving yards, while adding 38 touchdowns in the regular season.
His best campaign came during the Saints’ historic championship run in 2009 where he totaled over 1,000 yards and found the end zone eight times. He scored a touchdown in the Super Bowl 44 win against the Indianapolis Colts.
Pierre Thomas ranks fourth all-time in rushing yards for the Saints and is tied for third all-time in rushing touchdowns. Despite where he plays, he will forever remain a part of the Who Dat Nation.